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About Great Street
A fresh take on Loop dining, Great Street combines picturesque views, sensational local flavors and a vibrant downtown to deliver a true taste of Chicago.
Regional and seasonal creations fill the menu at this modern classic restaurant, enticing guests to return time and again.
Chicago, IL 60601
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am;
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Wacker & State
$30 and under
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For all restaurant discoverers, there is $26.00 valet parking for 3 hours. Tickets will be validated in the restaurant. Prices subject to change.
Conveniently located on the corner of State & Wacker. Lake Street and Red Line stations located directly behind the hotels back entrance
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Great Street Ratings and Reviews
We ate here for brunch after a stay at the Renaissance. The menu options were good and they offered a buffet. The buffet was more expensive but the quality of the food was fantastic. Two in our party ordered off the menu and were very happy with their meals. We had a table overlooking the river which was great. The restaurant is bright and modern. The service was really friendly and attentive. I would definitely return.
The SLOWEST service I have ever seen in my life. Ordered simple stuff, still waiting for it 40 minutes later. No "your meal will be out in a few minutes, "no "Sorry, we're really slammed," no "can I get you more water or soda?" They just left us to sit. I had to get up--not once but twice--and inquire where the heck our food was. Not going there ever again. And the food, when it came, it was substandard.
My friend and I work downtown, and wanted to try some place new for lunch. We were happily surprised that we could get a noon reservation at Great Street, figuring it was our lucky day. We were mistaken. Let me start by saying the restaurant is beautiful, with views of the river and boat traffic, and it's a great place for people watching, but it was practically empty. That should have been our first clue. Second, even with a fairly limited menu, they managed to mess up our food. We both ordered the same thing - cheeseburger without bacon, and fries - the only difference being the temperature (one medium, one well-done). Hers came as ordered, mine came with bacon on it. They were the same order - how do you mess that up?? Service was mediocre, the burgers were bland and boring, and the bill (no drinks or appetizers) was $35 - for burgers and fries. Don't waste your time on this place - there are so many great restaurants to choose from, and this isn't one of them.
The room is lovely. It overlooks Wacker Drive and the river. Even though it was gray and rainy the view was beautiful. While we only had sandwiches (or handhelds as they're known nowadays), they were delicious. The bread was fresh and the ingredients were plentiful and fresh as well. The odd thing is the room was entirely empty except for my colleague and me. We were told they only serve breakfast and lunch as they host evening events in the room. If you're looking for a spot to have a quiet, delectable lunch with a view, I highly recommend Great Street!
Great Street is Great again (at least for us!). We used to eat here fairly regularly as it was on our list of places to dine prior to going to the Goodman Theatre and for any occasion when wanted good food and a place to converse. We stopped eating here when it stopped dinner service and when we got tired of the menu. I am happy to say that, after a long hiatus, our recent visit was very much a success. The restaurant's recently revised menu has many interesting choices (from typical lunch items such as sandwiches and salads to dinner-type entrees), and the food we had was well-prepared and tasty too. Service was also very good. The view of the city and river is wonderful, and it's just a comfortable, enjoyable place to dine despite the size of the space. The biggest drawback for us is that it still only serves breakfast and lunch. We'll definitely be back sooner than later.
Went there for a Mother's Day brunch. This is a hotel restaurant, I believe the Renaissance. The place was surprisingly quiet at noon, primarily hotel guests. This was probably expected by restaurant management, thus the brunch buffet was a bit humble. No carving station (just some pre-sliced deli turkey and ham), and no egg omelet station. There was some cold sliced salmon with fixings, tasty enough. Several selections meat, a potato dish and scrambled eggs in covered warming trays, no complaints there, eggs were kept fresh enough. Below-average dessert selections, about 5-7 different choices.
Pros: Very relaxed pleasant environment for a Mother's day, with great views of the river. Attentive service as a result. Price was $28/person without mimosas ($35 with). Not bad but I'd rather pay more for better selection.
Cons: Sparse selection compared with other Mother's day brunch buffets. As a result, half the party opted for ala carte menu. Two ordered burger plates, medium, however the meat appeared to be a stack of fried frozen patties, making it extremely difficult to cook to anything less than well done. Would not recommend this item.
My family went on a late Sunday morning. My kids ordered breakfast off the kids menu, I had the breakfast buffet, and my husband ordered a burger. The kids got their food quickly and my husband waited for a long time for his burger and when it arrived, he realized it was not the burger he ordered. The rest of our family was done eating by the time he was served the correct burger (which they did remove from the bill). The kids enjoyed their pancakes and waffles, but the only thing worth having on the buffet was a made to order omelet and fruit. Everything else was either dry (baked goods) or incredibly greasy (meats and potatoes). It was hard paying $27 for an omelet and fruit. It was a great view, but many tables we could see were empty but not bussed. There were only a couple of tables with diners but a messy dining room.
It was OK, eggs benedict were very good. 1 person that was with us had the buffet and she's 11 yrs old. thought the price ($28.00) for an 11yr was high. They must of been short of help because tables were not been bussed . Service was good, and the host was very pleasant.
NOT SO GREAT.
Sadly, we had changed our 12:30 p.m. Reservation to a 1:00 p.m. Reservation (as open table allowed, I thought) yet when we arrived at 12:50 p.m. they said they were closing, that they close down at 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
Since we were staying at the Renaissance Hotel and it was bitter cold we wanted to stay inside, so I asked for alternatives within the Hotel and she told me to "go upstairs to the restaurant called Raised". So I did. They told me THEY do not open until 2:00 p.m. Now I'm a bit miffed because it is apparent that the two restaurant staff people do not know schedules and obviously do not communicate with one another. We ended up eating a mediocre sandwich in the lobby of the hotel by the drafty front doors.
The server was less than accommodating with ordering the breakfast meal I wanted. 2 eggs scrambled and a pancake on the side. The only thing they had on the menu that was close was 2 eggs with toast and sausage/ bacon/ chicken sausage. I asked if I could substitute the meat for one pancake, and he said no, but I could order a pancake entrée for another 12 bucks. 30 bucks for 2 scrambled eggs and one pancake seemed a little ridiculous.
Then the décor, ugh. Old old old hotel. The lobby is cool. they just opened a roof deck restaurant, but this great street restaurant is not the right name. should be shabby street.
Set up a breakfast meeting at Great Street and it was a perfect venue. Great breakfast menu, and food came out great. The waiter and server sensed we were having a serious conversation so they were attentive but kept their distance. But service never suffered.
Very impressed. Will be back
The food and service was great here, but the Open Table listing did not make clear that this restaurant was actually inside a hotel. Be aware of this if you go; there is no signage inside the Marriott Renaissance lobby, and the restaurant is upstairs and tucked in a corner.
Once you find it, though, the food is great and you can sit overlooking Wacker Drive and the River, which is very pleasant.
We went there for Sunday brunch, reserved seats by the window for 9 am. We ordered 4 items for 5 people and shared, and I am glad we did. It was not only cheaper than buffet, but also more than enough food for 5 people. Our server was friendly and polite. The restaurant was beautiful, and we had a very nice morning at Great Street.
This has been my go-to place for breakfast and lunch for many years! They recently refreshed the space and it is great! Terrific place to meet groups, enjoy a leisure breakfast or lunch. The staff is good, many are long-timers so they strive to exceed your expectations!
The best part of the restaurant is the terrific view of the city. The menu is very limited and pricey. I ordered the Caesar kale salad,with chicken :kale was the only green and the flavor was very strong. The menu is very foodie in content :the offerings for traditional dining are nonexistent. We enjoyed the view but will not return.
Great Street is a good restaurant . The food was well prepared and displayed. The view was also great. Since the restaurant has a view of the river is makes it feel like you are outside along the River. We were there to celebrate our Anniversary and the hospitality the Restaurant showed us was excellent. I would recommend the place just for the view of the River and the good food was just an added benefit.
This was our third visit to Great Street, the in house restaurant of the Marriott Renaissance. We brought out of town guests to enjoy the great river view. They were impressed. The food was just okay. My hanger steak was prepared medium well when I ordered it medium rare. The waiter admitted he misunderstood and offered to have the dish redone but we didn't have time as we were headed elsewhere after dinner. Our other meals included fish that was visibly over cooked but our guests did not complain. All preparations had tasty sauces that rescued them. On a previous visit we enjoyed the breakfast buffet with a variety of nicely prepared items. This hotel restaurant confirms my belief that a diner should never expect great dinner food in a place that serves breakfast.
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